Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story [hc]
Written by Nikki Tate & illustrated by Katie Kath
A young pitcher steps up to the plate.
A hardworking mom interviews for her biggest job yet.
Girls and women aren’t always welcome in the worlds of baseball and bricklaying. But with practice, the right gear, and a whole lot of determination, this intrepid mom and daughter thrive under pressure. Readers get to see their parallel narratives unfold in tandem, coming together at the end for a sweet reward: ice cream!
With fun, punchy writing and radiant illustrations, this touching story will be a hit for budding activists, kids who love sports, and the moms who cheer them on. 32 pages
"The graphic-novel illustration style, in which windows of alternating action move the storyline forward, adds to the feeling that this duo of everyday heroines is unstoppable... A celebration of female perseverance and success: brava!" -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review (Ages 4-9)
"In this rhythmic celebration of family and self-reliance, a mother and daughter embark from their shared home into parallel story arcs- the single parent begins a bricklaying job, while the child joins a baseball team... This picture book unobtrusively featuring women in nontraditional roles empowers, as does its message of teamwork and support." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review (Ages 4-8)
March 24, 2020